Lacklustre performance sees Tranmere lose to Crawley

Tranmere Rovers will have been heading into this fixture, hoping to make it four consecutive wins in League Two. They hosted Crawley Town at Prenton Park earlier this afternoon.

Before the game, Rovers sat tantalisingly close to the automatic promotion positions.

Crawley Town’s last six fixtures have resulted in two wins and four losses, leaving the Red Devils in 14th position in the division.

Match Report – League 2 – Tranmere Rovers 0, Crawley Town 1

A goal from Tom Nichols’ put paid to Tranmere’s hopes of another win as they hosted Crawley Town at Prenton Park this afternoon. Against form, Rovers lost to Nichol’s 13th goal of the season.

The visitors took the lead at 58 minutes to secure the point on what must have been a hugely frustrating afternoon for the home team. The goal came from a cross from the left which was turned past Davies from close range.

By winning today, the visitors completed a league double over Tranmere, having beaten them 4-0 in October when Nichols was also on the scoresheet.

A great save from Davies prevented Crawley from doubling their lead, when Jake Hessenthaler hit the crossbar after the Rovers’ goalie kept out Joe McNerney’s volley.

As disappointed as the team and fans will be, this is only Tranmere’s second defeat in the last 15 games in all competitions.


Matt Hibbert’s thoughts…

Just a really disappointing result, no complaints whatsoever from me, we were terribly poor all over the pitch from the first minute, only Scott Davies and Kaine Woolery come out with any credit.

James Vaughan being out is a massive blow and let’s hope in May we’re not looking back at it as what cost us promotion.

Matt Hibbert – Presenter, This is Tranmere Podcast

Matt Hibbert, Paul Harper and Jake Keogh present the “This is Tranmere” podcast available on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts & Spotify with post-match reaction for every Tranmere game. #TRFC #SWA

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These fans express their opinion on today’s game …

Tranmere Rovers
1 Scott Davies (C)
2 Lee O’Connor
18 Calum MacDonald
26 Peter Clarke
21 George Ray
8 Jay Spearing
16 Nya Kirby
19 Liam Feeney
22 Paul Lewis
14 Kaiyne Woolery
28 David Nugent

13 Joe Murphy
6 Emmanuel Monthe
3 Liam Ridehalgh
11 Corey Taylor
15 Alister Crawford
35 Danny Lloyd
12 Charlie Jolley

Keith Hill

Christopher Pollard

Crawley Town
1 Glenn Morris
15 Archie Davies
4 George Francomb (C)
5 Joe McNerney
19 Jordan Tunnicliffe
39 Jake Hessenthaler
34 Jordan Maguire-Drew
8 Jack Powell
29 Jake Hesketh
10 Ashley Nadesan
16 Tom Nichols

37 Stuart Nelson
18 David Sesay
14 Tarryn Allarakhia
11 Tyler Frost
38 James Tilley
35 Davide Rodari

John Yems